Indiana Innovation - Attention from Salesforce and Beyond

Last year’s acquisition of Indianapolis’ ExactTarget by Salesforce for $2.5 billion helped Indiana get national attention, credibility and capital as becoming a center for innovation. Continue reading

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We really need to learn how to craft a story, to tell the narrative around why your business model idea stands out and is worth other people’s time and consideration. Continue reading

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Are we making progress in Open Innovation?

I had an interesting session with a group of corporate innovators last week. The topic was open innovation and as we went through the key takeaways and reflections one of the participants stopped up and asked out loud: “The internal issues are the most important. Just as they were two years ago. Not much has changed. Do we not have any progress on open innovation?” Continue reading

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We invite you to our weekly interactive forum — to read and collect your comments on “An Innovator has an Obligation to…” We hope you’ll join the conversation! Continue reading

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The danger of saying “we’re all innovators” is that it dilutes the role of the teams whose primary responsibility is innovation. Unless responsibility and accountability for innovation are clear, confusion and inefficiency will potentially inhibit the output; innovation is then in danger of becoming a diminished buzzword. Continue reading

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The executives with the best records of shareholder value creation are those who systematically kill NPD projects as early in their development lifecycle as possible. Kalypso’s Michael Glessner explains why. Continue reading

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